Synthesis 101 : How to make your own sounds from scratch

Synthesis 101 : How to make your own sounds from scratch

When starting in synthesis is can be difficult to ready understand the meaning of each part found in your synth. It doesn’t matter if the synth is real analogue, digital or a VST soft synth, the synthesis concepts all start from the same basics. In this series...
Is the Roland MX-1 Mixer the ultimate Roland Boutique mixer?

Is the Roland MX-1 Mixer the ultimate Roland Boutique mixer?

The MX-1 : the best mixer for the Roland boutique? Which mixer is the best for using with the Roland Boutique series. When using more than one boutique synth the question come fast. Some think the MX-1 is the ultimate Boutique Mixer. It’s made by Roland It...
The Roland D-05 Synthesis

The Roland D-05 Synthesis

Why is the D-50 important historically? The Roland D-50 was the first big hit Rompler with a twist. Just after the huge success of the Yamaha’s DX-7 FM synthesis the rapid evolution of technology brought the option of using short digital recording of actual sounds as...
How to setup your Roland Boutique with Ableton Live

How to setup your Roland Boutique with Ableton Live

How to setup Ableton Live with Roland Boutique devices. Each Roland Boutique is a little bit different even if they share a common design. They have the same footprint, most of them have the same connectivity (Phone, Mix in, Output, MIDI IN OUT) some them even have CV...
Korg Volca Beats

Korg Volca Beats

The Volca series is a little analogue revolution. It brings to the masses affordable analogue synths and drum machines with a lot of character. I originally looked at the Volcas as toys until a friend came in with a Volca Beats looking to sell it. It took me 15...